Eunice Hudak is a teacher, author, playwright and community organizer. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico – the surprise baby to a family of four – she grew up under the guidance of big voices and even bigger expectations on the curves and angles of Yonkers, New York.
Educated in New York City she received a BA in teaching English from CUNY Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Composition Rhetoric from CUNY Lehman College. She served as adjunct professor at CUNY Lehman for seven years where she specialized in composition and literature courses focusing on the American narrative voice of minority authors.
Her work in community included time at an all girls after school program running theater and writing classes, helping young ladies craft original pieces into performances in the south Bronx.
Eunice crafts and creates stories both for storytelling and for the stage. Her play “The South Gate” was featured in the Going to the River Festival for female playwrights. She has also written and directed original works feature debuted at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Eunice’s story essay “Sunday’s Monday’s” was published in the Growing Up Girl Anthology.
She currently works in new school development and education policy in New York City. At home she enjoys walking her Harlem neighborhood and shopping at the bakery in El Barrio with her husband, and swapping stories with her family.